A 30 years old father of two FRANCIS SILAS has been remanded to correctional custody for forcing his Less than 5 years old daughter HAPPINESS to eat her own feces
Francis Silas was remanded in Port Harcourt correctional facility after arguments for his bail failed before Chief Magistrate John Enyindah.
Magistrate Enyindah adjourned the matter to 14th January after arguments to amend the charges preferred against the suspect failed to scale through.
The suspect who hails from Akwa-Ibkom State was arrested by the police in Rivers State on the 30 of December 2019 after the video showing him forcing his daughter went viral on social media.
Our correspondent reports that Francis Silas who is facing three defective count charges was also accused of assaulting his daughter from another mother.
Holding a watching brief on behalf of FIDA lawyers Rivers state chapter, Nnenna Igboukwu argued that the charges preferred against the suspect was minor and asked the court to adjourned for a few hour so that a proper charge based on the law could be preferred against the suspect.
Though Lawyers to the accused EE Essien had asked for bail for her client arguing that the prosecution cannot appropriate and re-appropriate at the same time. She asked the court to discountenance The application for amendment of charges and go on with the charge preferred against her client.
But FIDA Lawyers opposed her bail application insisting that the suspect was not properly charged according relevant laws of the federation and prayed for his worship to grant them some few hours to meet with the prosecuting counsel to come up the appropriate charge. declined by the court due to the magnitude of the case.
Magistrate Enyindah after hearing all the arguments adjourned the matter to 14th January for continuation of the matter.